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    Factory Farms

    According to a recent document released by the American Public Health Association, 54 percent of U.S. livestock are concentrated on 5 percent of the livestock farms. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs, as these concentrated farms are called produce about 575 billion pounds of manure a year. What are the human health and environmental impacts of these concentrated farms? Are CAFOs here to stay?

    Tune is this week with host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we explore this subject.

    This Week's Guests:

    Navis Bermudez — CAFOs program director for the Sierra Club, Washington, DC

    Terry Spense — Farmer and Consultant with Global Resource Action Center for the Environment , MO

    Karen Hudson — Farmer, President of F.A.R.M. (Families Against Rural Messes) and Consultant with Global Resource Action Center for the Environment , IL

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